J Wagner in the House

J Wagner house concert and my final day in Arkansas


29 August 2016 Fayetteville Arkansas

The day after a four-day music festival has a lot going for it.  It’s like peacefully bathing in a ray of sunshine.

Today was Monday and it was not going to be rushed or raucous.

Dawn and I went out for brunch (Arsaga’s Church and Centre – recommended!) and I spent quite some time at the Public Library, writing and travel organising.  That was followed by a short trip to Mount Sequoyah and admiring the view of this delightful town.

Dawn showed me her workplace on the way to our music treat for the day – an evening house concert with J Wagner.




J Wagner is based in Austin Texas.  He is a prolific songwriter – he has had material covered by, or he has collaborated with, Bart Crow, Gregory Alan Isakov and Calexico.  His songs have featured on TV shows The Blacklist and Californication.

He is a brilliant story-teller with a warm vocal style and is a truly natural performer.  Memorable tunes tonight in front of a small number of observers included ‘Houston’, ‘Suitcase Full of Sparks’, ‘Crimson Running Through Her Veins’, ‘Falling Forward’ and ‘Vortex of Doom’.  His performance in such an intimate setting was a real treat.  You can purchase his CDs here.  More info here.

Thanks to Dawn for arranging and Lori for being a gracious host.

Tomorrow, it’s Tulsa Oklahoma


J Wagner house concert and my final day in Arkansas

J Wagner house concert and my final day in Arkansas


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Author: Rob Dickens

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